The MIU team are an odd, mismatched bunch. Find out more about them here.
Alex is 24 years old and has found herself in the dullest job she could have imagined – crunching numbers for other people’s experiments in Berkeley’s Physics department.
She’s got curly red hair which she hates but other people compliment her on. She’s clever but doesn’t like to draw attention to it.
Her mum died two years before Murder in the Multiverse – she left Scotland and took up the job at Berkeley as a way of coping with her grief. It hasn’t worked very well.
Alex wants to use the universe-hopping technology to find out about her mum’s death and maybe meet another version of her mum. Whether she’s right about either of those things is another matter entirely…
Sarita has been working at the MIU (in a civilian role) for three years – or so Alex thinks. She’s a materials scientist, brought into the team to create tools and outfits that Alex and Mike can take through to parallel universes without them disintegrating or blowing up in their faces.
She’s got a sharp tongue and doesn’t suffer fools gladly, but she can be warm and funny when she lets her guard down.
She grew up in Michigan but doesn’t talk about her childhood much. She much prefers living and working in San Francisco and never goes home, much to her family’s dismay.
She has her own tragic secret which she’s reluctant to tell Alex, and isn’t quite what she seems…
Mike was one of the first people to travel to parallel universes as part of the Multiverse Investigations Unit, and is still freaked out by the experience now.
Recruited for his technical skills and what the powers that be thought was his cool head under pressure, he leaned on his former partner, Doctor Sally Pierce, more than he likes to admit.
But Sally was lost on a mission to Point Zero, the version of San Francisco ‘we don’t like to talk about.’ He still hasn’t told anyone what happened or whose fault it was that Sally died.
He’s not entirely happy about Alex joining him. He’s not ready to replace Sally and thinks she’s too young and inexperienced for the job. But he’s a good guy, and knows he has to stop her making stupid mistakes.
In certain universes his beard mysteriously dematerialises. Don’t point it out to him. It really pisses him off.
Schrödinger the Quantum Cat
Schrödinger is a special cat. Of course Alex has always found him special; he’s the fluffy cuddlebunny who keeps her warm when she’s most missing her mum.
But apart from some homicidal tendencies towards teddy bears, he also has super powers.
Because Schrödinger is a quantum cat. He can be alive one minute and dead the next, but he’s fine if you don’t let him anywhere near a box.
Problem is, Schrödinger is a cat, and cats love boxes.
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